OAE Center India

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Hosted by the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA)


The OAE Center India is hosted by the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (India) in association with the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, Mumbai (India). The OAE Center India will focus on:

  • Assessment and development of Astronomy teaching methods
  • Creation of assessment tools for middle and high-school students and teachers
  • Development of teacher training material
  • Development of a model curriculum for astronomy with relevance to specific regions and cultures in India and countries in the Afro-Asian region with similar learning environments.

The center will also pay special attention to language inclusivity in their tasks.

Staff list

Surhud More
Surhud More
Staff, OAE Center India
Based at IUCAA

Surhud is an astrophysicist at IUCAA with research interests in cosmology, galaxy formation, large scale structure and the outskirts of the solar system. He obtained his PhD from the University of Heidelberg, and was a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy. With postdoctoral stints at the University of Chicago in the US and University of Tokyo in Japan, he was a tenured faculty at the Kavli Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan prior to joining IUCAA. At IUCAA, he also acts as the faculty in-charge for the public outreach activities and the OAE India Center.
Asmita Redij
Asmita Redij
Staff, OAE Center India
Based at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE-TIFR)

Post-doctoral Fellow at Homi Bhabha Center for Scientific education, TIFR, Mumbai, India.
Researcher in Science Education and Astronomy Education. Science Communication.
Aniket Sule
Aniket Sule
Staff, OAE Center India ; Team Chair, NAEC Team - India
Based at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE-TIFR)

Researcher in Astronomy Education, Mathematics Education, and History of Astronomy in India, General Secretary of International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), Chair of India-NAEC team

Latest OAE Center India News

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Office of Astronomy for Education Adds Four New Branches to its Global Network

The International Astronomical Union is pleased to announce the founding of four new “branch offices” of the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE): the OAE Center China–Nanjing, the OAE Center India, the OAE Center Egypt and the OAE Node Republic of Korea

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